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Turkey and the mirage of monetary sovereignty

Cross-posted from Brussels Morning (https://brusselsmorning.com)
Turkey has fallen into a traditional carry-trade trap that is destabilising its currency; the structural solution to the challenge at hand would be to join a currency bloc.
The Turkish lira’s exchange rate has been in the international financial markets’ focus for months. …

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Public Investment: why America’s “more” is better than Europe’s “too little”

Cross-posted from Brussels Morning (https://brusselsmorning.com)
The US is deploying approximately 25% of its GDP to bolster the economy in comparison to a more timid approach from Europe, the former will likely prove better for labour market recovery.
There is now hope that the global economic situation will rebound as the pace of vaccination picks up. …

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Good luck, Mario

23. February 2021 I Europe, General Politics

Cross-posted from Brussels Morning (https://brusselsmorning.com)
“Poor guy,” I thought at first when I heard that Mario Draghi had accepted a mandate from the President of Italy to form a new Italian government. But upon a little more reflection, I realized that Mario Draghi may well be “the poor man,” but for Italy he probably represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. …

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